Seville is a happy city, always fun and ever ready to surprise and delight young people looking for an adventure. And although it’s a pretty transparent place, it harbors some secrets and a fair share of mysteries. Care to hear one?
The mystery in question is none other than the Santa Cruz neighborhood, one of the most beautiful in Seville. A walk-through is free, although its charms are priceless. As you lose yourself in its streets, you take notice of their curious names: Agua (water), Vida (Life)… It’s pretty original, right? And so, as you leisurely stroll and take in the sights, you arrive at the Universidad de Sevilla (University of Seville).
Apart from being huge and spectacular (it was the old tobacco factory), do you know that it offers free guided tours without an appointment? Of course, if you prefer, you can get a free audio tour from the concierge. The guided tours are from Monday to Thursday at 11 a.m.
From there, as you walk with your friends, you’ll reach the one, the original, the inimitable Torre Del Oro (Gold Tower). But just before it, at the famous Puerta de Jerez, you’ll find a small square where people go to skate. It’s a great place to people-watch, take pics, and (why not?) have a go at it yourself.
And that’s how you end up at the very Sevillian Paseo de las Delicias. This truly amazing place is on the edge of the Guadalquivir. The riverside has many small terraces where the young mingle and enjoy the cool ambiance. By the way, it should be forbidden to miss a sunset as spectacular as the ones that can be seen form this magical place.
Isn’t it wonderful to study on an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Seville, right in the heart of the beautiful Andalusian city?
Photo | Abel Maestro García